Just how important are honeybees to the human diet and all life on Earth?I don’t consume Honey but Losing Bees could affect dietary staples such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers..
It is estimated that 1 to 2 percent of the American population suffers from palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty palms. Though surgery is offered for this condition, let’s take a look at some far less drastic natural methods to treat chronic sweaty hands.
The causes of sweaty palms are various. Some cases are caused by heredity and others by environmental and other factors. If your sweaty palms are a result of undiagnosed food intolerance, common culprits are wheat, gluten and dairy. Try removing these foods from the diet for one to two weeks and take note if the condition improves. Then, reintroduce wheat and note any reaction. Next, reintroduce dairy and take note if symptoms recur. If sweaty hands return after one of these foods is eaten, you’ve found the cause and can reduce or eliminate the offending food from the diet. Those who have an undiagnosed thyroid condition such as hyperthyroidism often experience anxiety, heart palpitations, shaking and sweating hands. If you suspect a thyroid condition is causing your sweaty palms, make an appointment with a trusted healthcare provider who can make an official diagnosis. Our bodies are bombarded with toxins everyday from our food, air and water supply. Sometimes those toxins get stuck in the body and the body reacts by producing too much sweat. Dry skin brushing and soaking in Epsom salt are two excellent natural ways to detoxify the body and get sweating under control. The modern American diet is high in fat and low in nutrition. If you are one of millions of Americans who regularly dine on fast and convenience foods, you may suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The most common deficiencies are vitamin D deficiency, calcium, magnesium and zinc deficiency. If vitamin and mineral deficiencies are the cause of your sweaty palms, the most effective treatment would be a reduction of processed foods and an increase in whole foods such as organic vegetables, fruits and whole grains. A trusted healthcare provider can perform lab tests to more accurately diagnose vitamin and mineral deficiencies and prescribe diet and supplements to help.
A great natural remedy for getting rid of sweaty hands as the tannic acid reduces perspiration. Soak hands in sage tea for 30 minutes before bed-time. Drinking a cup of sage tea each day will help as well.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Acts as natural drying agent. Soak hands in solution of apple cider vinegar and water each night before bed.
Naturally reduces body odor and perspiration. Foods rich in zinc include sesame tahini, roasted pumpkin seeds, organic dark chocolate and peanuts.
A natural herb that helps to detoxify and cool the liver. If your sweaty hands are caused by environmental factors or processed foods, drinking a cup of milk thistle tea or taking this herb in supplement form may help control excessive sweat.
Many of the commercial hand and body lotions out there are loaded with toxic chemicals that can cause the body to perspire in an attempt to detoxify. Read the label on your favorite moisturizer. If it contains mineral oil or parabens (anything starting with butyl, ethyl, methyl, or propyl), you’re putting yourself at risk for serious health problems, including cancer. Switching to a natural, organic lotion may help reduce sweating hands and help your body to heal.
Thinking of You..Remember I used to have sweaty palms..
Chocolate Cream Pie
makes one 9″ pie
2 cups raw nuts (she used half and half of almonds and walnuts)
1 cup dates, pitted
6 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla
a pinch of salt
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 cup raw cashews
6 tbsp cacao powder
4 tbsp Organic peanut butter (or any other kind of nut butter)
1 tsp vanilla
unsweetened plant-based milk (or water), until desired consistency
2 x **whipped coconut cream
grated dark sugar-free vegan chocolate (or cacao powder)
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place all the ingredients for the crust, except the dates, in a food processor and pulse it until you have a coarse meal. Add in the dates and resume pulsing until you have a crumbly and sticky dough. Press this firmly into the bottom of a spring-form pan (lined with parchment). Bake for about 15 minutes, allowing the crust to set properly. Remove the crust from the oven and set it aside to cool. While the crust is baking, you can make the chocolate filling. This is done simply by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and run until you have a smooth and creamy paste. Start with using 1 cup of milk and add more as you go along. It should have about the same texture as pancake batter (click on image for more pics). Pour the filling over crust, flatten with a spatula and transfer the pie to the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Once the filling has set and just before serving, prepare the whipped coconut cream according to said recipe. Spoon the cream on top of the pie and spread it evenly with using a spatula. She wrote that you should make twice the amount called for in the recipe, however only used about 1.5 of it. Too much is not a good thing in this case. Depending on the brand of coconut milk you use, you will end up with more or less. Do not add the whole amount at once. Start with half of it and add dollops of more as you go along. Garnish with either grated dark chocolate or a small dusting of cacao powder. If stored in the fridge, it will hold nicely for at least 3 days, perhaps longer. The whipped cream will firm up if you do not serve it right away but this is not necessarily an unwelcome change.
**Whipped Coconut Cream..makes 2 cups
1 full-fat coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
a pinch of maldon salt
Place the coconut milk in the fridge and allow it to sit overnight. Take it out the following day and resume to the second step. Open and scoop out the hardened coconut mass that has gathered on the top into a bowl. The coconut water that remains can be used in any recipe that calls for plant-based milk so there is no need to throw this out. Grab either an electric or manual hand mixer and start whisking the mass until you have a smooth cream. She used an electric hand mixer and it took less than 1 minute from start to finish. It will probably take slightly longer if you use a manual hand mixer but it is far from undoable. Serve immediately. Any left-overs can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 – 2 weeks. It will firm up a bit yet all you need to do is re-whisk it before serving.
Nomato sauces are a delicious natural alternative to traditional tomato based products.
Nomato will add variety to any menu and may be appropriate for people with:
acid reflux (GERD)
And many other conditions that require a tomato-free diet.
Nomato may be substituted in any recipe using tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup or salsa.
Nomato is made from vegetables and seasonings. It contains no soy, dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts and of course no tomatoes..Must Try :)
Basic cleaning products vinegar, baking soda, BonAmi cleanser (no bleach cleanser), Thieves Household cleaner (for disinfecting: toilets, sinks, countertops), Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild soap, Oxygen bleach and Biokleen all purpose cleaner (glass & stainless steel). Add choice of essential oils to the vinegar solutions or BonAmi to suit needs.
Green Cleaning Tips and Recipes:
Remove clutter which collects dust.
Institute a no shoes indoors policy. Shoes are a great source of dirt in the home including bacteria and pesticide residue from lawns. Leave the dirt at the door!
Avoid “antibacterial” sponges and soaps, especially products with “Triclosan” a substance known to disrupt the endocrine system. Know anyone on thyroid medication?
Avoid cleaners with ammonium and chloride derivatives including Bleach, known to irritate the respiratory tract. Anyone with asthma?
Avoid any products with petroleum and solvents which are absorbed into the skin and wreak havoc on your system.
Keep home-made solutions well labeled. Better yet, mix up only what you will use.
Baking soda and salt act as natural non-abrasive cleanser. Use up your iodized salt for cleaning and treat your body to Celtic Sea Salt for consumption.
Oxygen bleach like Natural Choices is a safe whitening alternative to chlorine bleach which is harmful to the respiratory tract and breaks down into dioxin, a carcinogen.
Lemon juice and vinegar disinfect and dissolve hard water deposits.
Borax disinfects and cleans many surfaces.
All Purpose Cleanser: mix equal parts of water and baking soda to form a paste, add lemon juice or essential oil of choice to clean surfaces
Drain Cleaner: Pour 1 C baking soda down drain, follow with 1 C vinegar, wait about 30 minutes until bubbling subsides. Rinse drain with hot water
Oven Cleaner: make a paste with 3/4 C baking soda, 1/4 C salt & 1/4C water. Spread on interior of oven and let sit overnight. Remove with a spatual in the morning using steel wool for tough spots.
Stainless Steel cleaner: wipe area with undiluted vinegar
Sinks – use natural cleanser or oxygen bleach adding a drop or two of essential oils (Thieves, clove, cinnamon or lemon) to disinfect
Mold & Mildew – Thieves household cleaner and Thieves spray directly on surfaces. Diffuse Thieves essential oil to kill airborne mold spores. Or make your own spray with spore killing essential oils of clove, cinnamon, rosemary and lemon.
Dusting - A damp cloth is all you need to remove dust, even from wood furniture. Traditional polishes only spray chemicals into the air and may add a waxy build up.
If you’d like a place to start “greening” up your home, start with being healthy yourself.